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Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX slated to receive Android 4.0 in Q2

May 18, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android OS, Android Phones, Carriers, Motorola, Verizon

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We have some good news for Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX owners as Motorola recently updated its ICS Upgrade forum page to reflect some new dates.  The aforementioned Android smartphones on Verizon Wireless will receive the coveted Android 4.0 upgrade sometime in Q2, which implies in the next couple of months.  Since this information is straight from the Motorola website, we expect the time frame to be fairly set in stone.  In addition, the Motorola Xoom with 3G or 4G connectivity will also receive its own upgrade to Android 4.0 in Q2.

The Motorola forum page also mentions that the DROID 4 and DROID Bionic will each receive Android 4.0 in Q3.  The XYBOARD tablets will also get its own helping of Ice Cream Sandwich goodness in Q3.

Lastly, we will keep our eyes open for any exact dates in Q2 for the DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, and the Xoom 3G/4G for the ICS roll-out.

[Motorola Forums]

UPDATE: Motorola has some bad news for anyone clutching a Droid 3 or Droid X2 – neither of those phones will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Motorola confirmed that the Droid 3 and Droid X2 are stuck on “Will remain on Android 2.3″ status, meaning that it has no plans to update either device.  It’s an unsurprising but still disappointing move considering Motorola’s weak track record of supporting phones. If your gadget, like the X2 and Droid 3, aren’t slated for updates, here’s Motorola’s statement on why:

You may be wondering why all devices aren’t being upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Here’s the deal. We work very closely with Google and cell phone carriers for every software update. And, obviously we want the new release to improve our devices. If we determine that can’t be done—well then, we’re not able to upgrade that particular device.

Happy upgrading!